Out of interest, why do we need to know where John Gill took Sir Steve Smith to lunch in London (“If you want thanks and love, get a dog”, Interview, 6 November)? And why do we need to know what was consumed? Of course, I am relieved to hear that the temptation posed by Black Forest gateau was resisted.
If I want a restaurant review I can read Jay Rayner.
Klaus Dodds, professor of geopolitics
Royal Holloway, University of London